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Sheffield student to cycle home – to Malaysia

Sheffield student Badrul Hisham is to ride 15,000km home to Malaysia.

Sheffield student Badrul Hisham is to ride 15,000km home to Malaysia.

While many are picked up by parents or take the train, one Sheffield student is planning a more adventurous trip home.

Badrul Hisham, who recently completed a masters degree in engineering at Sheffield University is preparing to cycle home – to Malayisa.

Badrul is tackling the 15,000km ride to Klang to raise awareness of homelessness.

According to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, there are an estimated 100 million people living without shelter across the word.

And Badrul said he had been shocked at the number of people he had seen living rough in Sheffield since he arrived in the UK four years ago.

He said: “The richer are getting richer and the poorer are getting poorer. It happens across the globe and our mission is to be part of the solution.”

Badrul – who will be joined by three friends – believes the journey will take at least six months as they 15 different countries anda range of climates and testing terrains, from the Turkish mountains to the Iranian desert.

He said the quartet are hoping to cover about 100km each day, camping each night.

He said: “At first me and my friend were just joking in the restaurant that it would be better for me to cycle back than to fly. Then we started to take the idea seriously. We thought it would be a unique experience.”

Through this journey Badrul is raising funds for Homeless International, a UK-based charity set up in 1989.

n To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/badrul-hisham-burhanuddin

 

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